Impeach Obama Over Bergdahl Debacle [OP-ED]
What President Obama did in swapping five Taliban terrorists for a soldier who abandoned his unit was to embarrass America on a level that is difficult to describe. Sgt. Bergdahl walked away from his unit. He was not captured during an operation or raid. He wrote to his parents an email in which he expressed his disillusionment with the war in Afghanistan and his shame at being an American. He left behind a desertion note renouncing his citizenship. He had every intention of walking right up to the Taliban as a friend, a sympathizer, a traitor.
According to Fox News, former U.S. Army Sgt. Evan Buetow, and Bergdahl’s team leader in Afghanistan:
"In the days following, with all the assets we had in the area looking for him, we heard over the radio chatter that there was an American looking for someone who spoke English so he could talk to the Taliban. I heard that right over the radio and right from the interpreter's lips when he said it. That alarmed everybody. We knew at that point that he had walked away, but he was attempting to contact the Taliban of his own accord."
Men died trying to find Bergdahl. According to one soldier who spoke to the New York Times on condition of anonymity, many of his colleagues in Afghanistan were angry because…they were “not doing wartime reconnaissance, maintaining a security presence, or working on humanitarian projects, but rather going to go look for this guy.”
Now, we’re faced with the news that the five Taliban thugs that our Commander-in-Chief released out into the world are walking around quite free and, according to Obama himself, could very well attack Americans again. The Taliban is now emboldened and will almost certainly attempt to kidnap other Americans or soldiers in an attempt to secure more Gitmo releases.
Bergdahl’s hometown cancelled their big welcome home celebration party after a flood of angry emails and calls. If ever this President has committed an act that should rise to the level of an impeachable act, this is it. Impeachment does not mean removal from office, per se. Article I of the Constitution gives the House of Representatives the power to impeach, or formally charge with some crime. The Senate can then try the President on the charges put forth in the impeachment.
That’s not likely to happen under a Democrat-controlled Senate. But impeachment would send a very strong message, not only to the President but to the world and to the families of those lost in the hunt for a coward: America takes this seriously. Our elected leaders, at least some, take this seriously. Mr. Obama, you should be ashamed, but I know you don’t care. You’ve already asserted that: Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, the VA scandal-you don’t care and you don’t care that we know that you don’t care.
As a sidebar-10 years ago today, President Ronald Reagan died. Lord, could we use another Reagan right now.